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The Dead Fish Museum
by Charles D'Ambrosio

ISBN: 9781921656347
PUBLISHER: Text Publishing Co
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 256
PUBLICATION DATE: 31.05.2010
DIMENSIONS: 230mmX152mm

DESCRIPTION:
In The Dead Fish Museum Charles D'Ambrosio delivers eight short stories full of characters who float through their lives and relationships, adrift and apprehensive, tested by failure and strengthened by adversity. The stories are set against a landscape that is both deeply American and unmistakably universal. A son confronts his father's madness and his own hunger for connection on a misguided hike. A screenwriter fights for his sanity in a psych ward while lusting after a ballerina who sets herself ablaze. A hunting trip becomes the scene of a haunting reckoning with marital infidelity and desperation. And in the magnificent title story, carpenters building sets for a porn movie drift dreamily towards an act of racial violence they will never fully comprehend. Set in remote cabins, asylums, Indian reservations and the streets of suburbia, this collection conjures a world that is fearfully inhospitable, darkly humorous, and touched by humanity.

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